Marijuana Arrests Drop 40% This Year As NYPD Mellows Out

Still, arrests outnumber tickets citywide, and there appears to be wide variations in enforcement.

NEW YORK: Cops are following through on Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to stop locking people up for carrying small amounts of pot. Police cuffed 18,120 stoners through Oct. 20 — a 40 percent plummet from the 29,906 pot busts in the same period last year, state Division of Criminal Justice records show. At the same time, tickets Read the full article…

Metro New York: Bratton Says No More Concessions On NYPD’s Marijuana Policy

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton holds bag of weed.

NEW YORK: NYPD’s top cop told Metro “under no circumstances” will the department make any further reforms on how it deals with marijuana arrests. “We’ve made all the concessions we’re making regarding marijuana,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday. His resolve comes days after City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and a handful of council members Read the full article…

New York City Comptroller Releases Report Calling for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Comptroller Liu’s report details the problems associated with marijuana arrests in New York City -- including racial disparities and the impact of saddling young people with a permanent criminal arrest record -- and the overall financial costs of marijuana prohibition.

NEW YORK: Today, New York City Comptroller John Liu announced the release of a report calling for a system to tax and regulate marijuana for adult recreational use. The report, to be released tomorrow, comes two days after Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin condemned the city’s police department’s use of stop and frisk – which has resulted Read the full article…

Weed World Vans Around NYC Are Selling Phony Marijuana Pops That Don’t Contain Pot

A notice issued Thursday said the buses and passengers are considered to be in view of the public, where marijuana consumption is prohibited.suck.

NEW YORK:  The only thing that’ll get you high at a Weed World Candies wagon is the exhaust fumes. A fleet of flashy green vans and Hummers with Alabama plates has invaded the city, with vendors hawking lollipops they claim are made with pot.

Weed World Vans Around NYC Are Selling Phony Marijuana Pops That Don’t Contain Pot

In NYC, vendors driving Weed World vans hawk lollipops they claim are made with pot, sometimes with megaphones. But the lollipops — which sell for $5 each or five for $20 — suck.

NEW YORK:  The only thing that’ll get you high at a Weed World Candies wagon is the exhaust fumes. A fleet of flashy green vans and Hummers with Alabama plates has invaded the city, with vendors hawking lollipops they claim are made with pot.